Stefanos Tsitsipas claims that he he also does not recall facing Novak Djokovic in the 2021 French Open final.. After his victory in the round of 16 of the Australian Open, Djokovic began to explain how Tsitsipas could not be taken lightly even though he never reached a Grand Slam final..
In the 2021 French Open final, Djokovic rallied from two sets to beat Tsitsipas. Following his Australian Open semifinal victory over Karen Khachanov, Tsitsipas was asked if he felt Djokovic made a genuine mistake or if it was his way of trying to get into his mind.
«I don’t remember either» Tsitsipas responded bluntly. When reminded that it was the 2021 French Open final, Tsitsipas said again: «No, I don’t remember.»
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What did Djokovic say about Tsitsipas after his round of 16 win?
«To be the only man left in the tournament to have won a Grand Slam, of course I’m flattered, but I don’t think it’s going to make a huge difference, to be honest.
Maybe it is to some degree, I mean, for me, but maybe not for the other guys. I dont know. I know Tsitsipas, for example, probably the most experienced guy of all, all quarter-finalists. He has already played the final stages of a Grand Slam quite a few times.
I don’t think he’s ever played in a final, am I wrong?» Djokovic said after winning the round of the Australian Open. After being reminded by reporters that Tsitsipas was his opponent at the 2021 French Open, the Serb apologized. and claimed that he had just made a lapse
«That’s right. That’s right. Sorry, my mistake. What I wanted to say is that I wanted to congratulate him because he’s someone who looks like he’s ready to go for the title, and the way he’s been playing, he’s gotten closer and closer. Djokovic said.
Tsitsipas has moved on to the Australian Open and Djokovic has a two set lead over Tommy Paul. Everything tends to have a Tsitsipas and Djokovic Australian Open final.